Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary Ed Miliband said that COP26 must not be a “greenwash summit” and the conference must deliver to halve global emissions and deliver real action.
Alok Sharma who is the President of the climate change conference is being undermined by the government, Miliband claims
Miliband told the PA news agency, “We know what the task is, this decade – to halve global emissions.
“Now Glasgow may not get all the way there but we have to get as far as we possibly can.
“And that’s going to require tough conversations with some leaders who are not doing enough.
“The experts tell us no G20 country is doing enough, so everybody’s got to step up.”
He added, “We don’t want a greenwash summit, we don’t want a climate delay summit, we want a climate delivery summit.
“I think there has been a problem, which is that while Alok Sharma the Cop president-designate has been doing a good job, he’s been undermined by lots of his colleagues doing the opposite to climate action.
“Whether it’s cutting air passenger duty for domestic flights, or the Cambo oil field or other things.
“What we need from the British government this week is not hot air, we need consistent leadership.”
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